Month: November 2018

November 29, 2018

Academy calls on engineering business leaders to use data to drive culture change

The Royal Academy of Engineering called on engineering organisations to increase their use of data to measure and improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the profession at a ‘Data Driven Culture Change’ event yesterday.  Attendees also debated the state of

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November 27, 2018

Utilities share experiences in asset maintenance and water quality

150 delegates, including representatives from 15 UK water utilities, took part in Stonbury’s seventh annual Water Industry Asset & Quality Conference on 20 November 2018. The event took a deep dive into water quality issues as they relate to maintenance

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November 27, 2018

PORTSMOUTH WATER APPOINTS BOB TAYLOR AS CEO

Portsmouth Water is delighted to announce that Bob Taylor has been appointed as CEO, with effect from from 1st January 2019. Bob joined Portsmouth Water as Engineering Director on 1 November 2018 from South West Water, where he was Operations

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November 23, 2018

Environmental charities receive over £2.2 million from businesses which broke environmental law

Environmental charities and projects will benefit from more than £2.2 million in payments thanks to enforcement undertakings agreed with the Environment Agency. Companies and individuals will make the payments for environmental offences including pollution of rivers or the sea, not

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November 23, 2018

Northumbrian Water show Prince Charles the Power of Poo

Northumbrian Water has today signed up to a landmark ‘Waste to Wealth’ Commitment at a summit attended by HRH The Prince of Wales. Northumbrian Water is one of over 40 Waste to Wealth Commitment signatories along with Sky, The Co-operative

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November 23, 2018

Ofwat calls for fairer, faster, more hassle free compensation for water customers

Water regulator Ofwat has recommended an overhaul of compensation arrangements for water customers who are left off supply.  The proposed changes, which come on the back of the regulator’s review into water companies’ handling of the ‘Beast from the East’

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November 21, 2018

Ofwat eyes measures to shore up water companies’ financial resilience

Ofwat is today moving to strengthen water companies’ financial resilience by calling on them all to adopt a common set of standards. This would include strengthening requirements to maintain an investment grade credit rating and accepting restrictions on pay-outs to

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November 21, 2018

Yorkshire Water to invest £30m in Saltend treatment works

Yorkshire Water is to invest £30m in its waste water treatment works in Saltend, Hull to improve the site’s operation. The work, which will begin in December, with completion late Autumn 2020, will help the firm produce more sludge. Sludge

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November 21, 2018

Undergraduates to get a summer of experience with leading North East businesses

Some of the North East’s leading companies are once again coming together to offer an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to work with them in the summer of 2019. The 12-week paid summer placement programme will allow the students to

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November 16, 2018

North East beaches fly the flag for bathing water standards

Thirty-three of the North East’s 34 Bathing Waters have been labelled either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’ in the latest classifications announced today by Defra. Twenty-four of the region’s bathing waters have met the ‘Excellent’ standard, nine are classified as ‘Good’. Multi-agency

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